Foot tunnels ignored as rubbish starts to build up
Ha Noi has spent large sums of money on building pedestrian tunnels under busy roads, but many of them are now abandoned or misused, Ministry of Transport inspectors have said.
New connection
My Luong-Tan My bridge was officially opened to traffic yesterday in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang.
Authorities instructed to monitor medicine imports
The Ministry of Health's Drug Administration of Viet Nam (DAVN) has issued a nationwide request for provinces and cities to tighten their management of drug importers and distribution companies.
Resettlement problems put hydro-plant behind schedule
Only 300 of the 800 households on the site of the Lai Chau Hydro-power Plant in the northern province of Lai Chau have been evacuated to resettlement areas.
Poor pavements put pedestrians at risk
Ha Noi's pavements should be under the control of one agency, an official from the city's Department of Transport said yesterday.
Smartphone bust made in Ha Noi
Ha Noi Police in co-ordination with the municipal Market Watch stopped a coach yesterday morning carrying 60 smart phones without any clear origin in Hoang Mai District worth about VND150 million (US$7,100).
HCM City seizes drug cutting agent
HCM City Police identified a powder seized by the city's customs authorities as a drug cutting agent yesterday.
Viet Nam to measure public satisfaction
The Ministry of Home Affairs has developed the Satisfaction Index of Public Administration Services to measure satisfaction with public services, said deputy minister Nguyen Tien Dinh yesterday.
Nigerians recovering, no Ebola symptoms detected
Two Nigerians, who were hospitalised with fever at the HCM City-based Tropical Hospital yesterday, are recovering, confirmed the hospital's director Nguyen Van Vinh Chau today.
Earthquake hits Son La
An earthquake measuring 4 on the Richter scale hit the northern mountainous province of Son La's Muong La District at 6.50am today.
Doctors urge mothers to breast-feed infants
Women who have Caesarean sections are often reluctant to breast-feed their children as they are taking antibiotics for a week or so after delivery. But Le Thi Trang of HCM City, whose premature child weighed only 1.1 kilos, thought differently.
Australian students to study in Viet Nam

More than 300 Australian students will come to Viet Nam during the next 12 months to earn credit towards their Australian academic qualifications through clinical placements, short-term research projects and semester-based exchanges.

Strange disease identified as hepatitis
Strange disease identified as hepatitis

A strange disease that has affected 45 residents in the Central Highland province of Kon Tum's Ia Chiem and Dak Nang communes since May this year has been identified as hepatitis A, according to the provincial Health Department.

City to speed up canal upgrade
City to speed up canal upgrade

Officials from the HCM City Department of Transport and other agencies on Friday inspected the Tan Hoa-Lo Gom Canal Sanitation and Urban Upgrade Project as part of efforts to speed up work and complete it by the end of August.


Viet Nam issues directive to prevent Ebola outbreak 1    Viet Nam issues directive to prevent Ebola outbreak

People from countries affected by the Ebola outbreak in the last 21 days, will have to sign a medical declaration before entering Viet Nam from August 15.

Overseas PhDs fail to guarantee jobs 2    Overseas PhDs fail to guarantee jobs

People who earn their PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) abroad on State budget money, often return home to find their employment chances are relatively dim.

Elephants at risk in Dak Lak 1    Elephants at risk in Dak Lak

Elephant numbers are falling rapidly in Dak Lak Province and local authorities are struggling to protect the giant animals from the threat of extinction.

Mui Ne rated 2nd most beautiful beach in Southeast Asia 2    Mui Ne rated 2nd most beautiful beach in Southeast Asia

Mui Ne beach in the central province of Binh Thuan has been rated by travel guide Canadian Travellers as one of the 11 most beautiful beaches in Southeast Asia.

New fleet of tuna vessels to set sail in September New fleet of tuna vessels to set sail in September

The Ship Institute at the University of Nha Trang and the Yanmar Company of Japan last Saturday launched a composite-hulled tuna fishing ship in Nha Trang City.